The protagonist is the epitome of the low man who is unable to navigate the war and the vices of society. A “paper boat in the middle of the ocean”, he is failed by his environment, mostly consisting of tight-lipped, burned-out characters who are gripped by anxiety, destructive instincts and love that has gone sour. Redemption offered in the form of a way out of this situation is constantly at arm's length, but its closeness only accelerates Woyzeck's fall towards the tragic ending. Like an entranced circus artist, he is overcome by gravity with an inevitable finality.
The young team of creators is looking for answers to the question whether we can still recognize and relive our emotions and our humanity in our apparent loneliness, battling for ficticious ideas. Which ideas can be considered natural and which ones are the destructive products of artificial social processes?
“Certain occasions are, how shall I put it, too significant to be exploited. Certain things will be shipwrecked on themselves.” – Franz Kafka
Section: Nemzeti Színház Showcase
Attila Vidnyánszky Jr. was born in Berehove (Ukraine) in 1993. In 2010, he was admitted to the class of László Marton, Géza Hegedűs D. and Péter Forgács at the Department of Acting of the University of Theatre and Film Arts. During his university years, he directed several productions at the Ódry Stage. He spent his internship at the Vígszínház, to become a company member in 2017; he has been active there as a director, too. In recent years he has directed at the National Theatre, the Radnóti Theatre, and also in Budaörs, Debrecen, Moscow and Prague. Along with Miklós Vecsei H. and Gábor Osváth, he is a founder of the theatre workshop the Stalker Group.